15K, 10K, 5K
January 30, 2021
RACE UPDATE: Due to continued restrictions on the State of California and the County of San Diego, the ERS has been required by the San Diego Park Rangers and San Diego's Park and Rec Dept. to switch the Carmel Valley Trail Race to a virtual race option only. We know this is not the information you would like to hear, and we apologize we are not able to deliver great news.
We have modified the courses a little bit to make them easier to navigate on your own. The ERS staff will plan to be out there at the park on the 30th from 7am-10am handing out packets to those runners interested in showing up and running the course with other runners.
Welcome to San Diego's only trail race through beautiful Gonzales Canyon Open Space and Torrey Highlands Community Park.
Participants at the 7th annual Carmel Valley trail race, regardless of distance, will experience one of the hillier courses you will find without heading to the mountains. Elevation gains are only between 300'-700" depending on the course, and some of the hills you may encounter are short, but STEEP.
This event within the running community has quickly earned the reputation as "San Diego's Hardest 5K" , but the 10K and 15K courses are no slouch, especially since we have added the locally famous "puke" hill in the final half mile of the the event.
Don't let the coastal backdrop fool you... this event can feel like a mountain race so train like it is.
RACE LOCATION: Torrey Highlands Park @ Gonzales Canyon Open Space
RACE ADDRESS: Lansdale Dr @ Del Mar Heights Rd, San Diego, CA 92130
RACE DATE: January 30, 2021
RACE PARKING: LIMITED Parking at TH Park
Additional Parking at Torrey Pines High School
1/4 Mile walk from the Start/ Finish Line
High School Address: 3710 Del Mar Heights Rd, San Diego, 92130
COURSE TIME LIMIT: 3 HOURS
Torrey Highlands Park
January 30, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions: Please Click HERE
TYPE OF TERRAIN: 100% Dirt Trail and Single Track
Hill Climbing Course
Out-and- Back Courses
Trail Shoes Recommended
3 Aid Stations for 15K
2 Aid Stations for 10K
1 Aid Stations for 5K
New in 2020:
15K and 10K addition of "puke hill"
15K- Jesus Tepote Jr- 1:04:41 (2019)
10K- Daniel Herman- 43:49 (2018)
6:00AM- REG TENT OPENS
6:30AM- EXPO OPENS
7:30AM- 15K Starts
8:00AM- 10K STARTS
8:15AM- 5K STARTS
8:45AM- KIDS DASH
9:00AM- OVERALL AWARDS
9:15AM- AG AWARDS
10:00AM- EVENT CLOSES
Jesus Tepote Jr: 1:04:41
Quinn Montgomery: 1:11:06
Didier Luneau: 1:13:41
Carolyn Levenberg: 1:13:22
Dnea Engel: 1:23:26
Zephyr Fletcher: 1:25:26
Liam Corbel: 45:24
Richardo Biasini: 45:40
Daniel Herman: 46:07
Ariel Coreth: 47:24
Laura Valencia- Griffin: 52:28
Cindy Gary: 53:20
The Endurance Race Series and the Carmel Valley Trail Race are proud to support and donate back to the local San Diego Chapter of Girls on the Run.